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Metal complexes of crosslinked chitosans: Correlations between metal ion complexation values and thermal properties
- Trimukhe, K.D., Varma, A.J.
- Carbohydrate polymers 2009 v.75 no.1 pp. 63-70
- chitosan, crosslinking, heavy metals, copper, cadmium, mercury, manganese, zinc, lead, thermal degradation, temperature, thermal stability, binding properties, thermogravimetry
- A series of heavy metal complexes of crosslinked chitosans were evaluated by thermogravimetric studies. The metal complexes with Cu, Cd and Hg ions exhibiting the highest complexing ability to chitosans (Hg 354-364, Cu 100-112, and Cd 121-160, in mg/g chitosan), had the lowest onset of degradation temperatures (range 194-210 °C) and the lowest final degradation temperatures (generally less than 294-304 °C for Hg, 296-338 °C for Cu, and 305-368 °C for Cd complexes). Mn ion, with the lowest binding to chitosans (Mn 5-7 mg/g), showed the reverse behavior, having onset (240-248 °C) and final degradation temperatures (range 300-368 °C). Zn (binding 74-87 mg/g) and Pb (binding 39-62 mg/g) ions have a binding ability intermediate to Cu/Cd/Hg and Mn extremes, and therefore the effects on onset and final degradation temperatures are intermediate to these values.